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31 Oct, 2016

A last-minute addition to your Halloween menu: Hairy eyeballs

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Recipes and Food

We were at Farm Boy yesterday when I spotted a package of rambutan for $1.49. I decided to buy it and make everyone try some. (One of the perks of parenthood, IMO.)

Rambutan, in case you’re not familiar with it, is a fruit from Southeast Asia. It’s chewy and very mild tasting and sweet. The flavour is pretty close to lychee actually!

It looks like this when you cut it open:

HAIRY EYEBALLS a.k.a Rambutan

… which makes me think it’s the ideal fruit to serve up at Halloween, don’t you think?!


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